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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Google TV search - Coming to a screen near you


By Faisal Alani |  computerweekly  |  March 9, 2010

Google is slowly taking over your life, so much so that now I refer to everything as 'Google'. I Google in the morning, get a quick Google done before lunch and always make sure I have at least one Google before bed. Sounds terrible, I know.

But now the search giant wants to cross over from your computer and phone to your TV with a programming search service it's been testing.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has been testing its "television programming search service" for the past twelve months.

The idea is that viewers will be able to search by typing on a keyboard, instead of using a remote control. Google hopes to link the service up with its nascent TV ad-brokering business, allowing it to target ads to individual households based on viewing and TV search data.




It sounds crazy but Google are really serious about search. If this happens I can't wait to go over to friends houses and have its search history come up embaressingly or even better to have 'did you mean Swedish prawn?' appear on your TV.